A Letter from Louise

A Letter from Louise free pen pal befriending service

Dear friends, 

Are you, or is someone that you know: socially isolated, elderly, living alone or likely to benefit from receiving a regular letter in the post from a pen pal?

Our highly successful A Letter from Louise Project matches clients with volunteer pen pal writers to establish regular contact for friendly conversation and an exchange of stories.  In this technological age, there is nothing quite so pleasant and charming as receiving a hand-written letter, knowing that someone has put a lot of time and thought into it.  Our clients and pen pals also send each other photographs and even little paintings!

Download a leaflet about the project

Download combination leaflet / client application form

To receive A Letter from Louise...

To apply for yourself or to refer someone you know, please download the Client Application Form and send it to Carol at aletterfromlouise@omega.uk.net or post it to Omega, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1TX.

Or to become a volunteer... 

You can join our team of volunteer pen pal writers. Can you commit to writing regular monthly letters to a lonely and/or isolated client in need?  If so, we would love to hear from you. Download the Volunteer Application Form and send it to Carol at aletterfromlouise@omega.uk.net or post it to Omega, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1TX.

Correspond with confidence

This service is fully safeguarded and all correspondence is sent via our London House office. No personal addresses are shared. Please note that there are no geographical restrictions in the project. Letters can be sent and received from anywhere in the UK and Channel Islands.

Best wishes, Louise :)


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